Christopher Fry Quotes

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Christopher Fry Quotes

My trouble is Im the sort of writer who only finds out what hes getting at by the time hes got to the end of it.
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What after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.

— Christopher Fry

One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.

— Christopher Fry

We are all of us lost. The best we can do is make whatever we're lost in as much like home as we can.

— Christopher Fry

I must tell you I've just been reborn."
"Nicholas, you always think you can do things better than your mother. You can be sure you were born quite adequately on the first occasion.

— Christopher Fry

The inescapable dramatic situation for us all is that we have no idea what our situation is. We may be mortal. What then? We may be immortal. What then? We are plunged into an existence fantastic to the point of nightmare, and however hard we rationalize, or however firm our religious faith, however closely we dog the heels of science or wheel among the starts of mysticism, we cannot really make head or tail of it.
(And what does Fry say we do with our dilemma? The worst of all possible reactions:
We get used to it. We get broken into it so gradually we scarcely notice it.)

— Christopher Fry

Men are strange. It's almost unexpected to find they speak English.

— Christopher Fry

Your innocence is on at such a rakish angle it gives you quite an air of iniquity.

— Christopher Fry

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.

— Christopher Fry

In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.

— Christopher Fry

Has made an honest woman of the supernatural.

— Christopher Fry

The dark is light enough.

— Christopher Fry

An artist's sensitivity to criticism is, at least in part, an effort to keep unimpaired the zest, or confidence, or arrogance, which he needs to make creation possible; or an instinct to climb through his problems in his own way as he should, and must.

— Christopher Fry

Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.

— Christopher Fry

We must each find our separate meaning in the persuasion of our days until we meet in the meaning of the world.

— Christopher Fry

If we could wake each morning with no memory of living before we went to sleep, we might arrive at a faultless day.

— Christopher Fry

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement ... says heaven and earth in one word ... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time.

— Christopher Fry

Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?

— Christopher Fry

How nature loves the incomplete. She knows If she drew a conclusion it would finish her.

— Christopher Fry

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